McNae's Essential Law for Journalists / Edition 17

McNae's Essential Law for Journalists / Edition 17

by Tom Welsh, Walter Greenwood
     
 

"McNae's Essential Law for Journalists, now in its 18th edition, is the definitive guide to developments in the law as they affect journalists. Fully updated to encompass recent and forthcoming changes in the law, it is essential reading for journalists and journalism students, and increasingly for media law practitioners." McNae's Essential Law for Journalists is… See more details below

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"McNae's Essential Law for Journalists, now in its 18th edition, is the definitive guide to developments in the law as they affect journalists. Fully updated to encompass recent and forthcoming changes in the law, it is essential reading for journalists and journalism students, and increasingly for media law practitioners." McNae's Essential Law for Journalists is required reading on journalism courses accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists. With the growing complexity of the law faced by busy journalists in their day-to-day work, McNae is becoming an increasingly necessary quick-reference book in newsrooms.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780406959492
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
06/30/2003
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
600
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 5.40(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction1
2Starting proceedings : reporting the courts12
3Crimes22
4Magistrates courts : summary proceedings26
5Magistrates courts : preliminary hearings33
6Juveniles in the news42
7The crown court and the appeal courts61
8Sexual offences and other statutory restrictions73
9Magistrates courts : civil functions83
10The civil courts86
11Admission to the courts and access to court information95
12Challenging the courts116
13Divorce144
14Bankruptcy and company liquidation147
15Inquests152
16Tribunals and inquiries158
17Contempt of court169
18Defamation196
19What the claimant must prove213
20How much protection?224
21Criminal libel, slander, and malicious falsehoods262
22Rehabilitation of Offenders Act271
23Breach of confidence275
24The journalist's sources295
25Race relations318
26Election law321
27Freedom of information324
28Copyright354
29Official secrets366
30Human Rights Act 1998370
31The codes381
32Privacy389
33Data Protection Act 1998414
34The broadcast journalist432
35The photographer and the law441
36Northern Ireland450

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